School Policies for 2021/2022
Instructional Fee (9-12) - $35
Instructional Fee (7-8) - $10
Locker - $5
Parking Pass - $10
Students who will be driving to school are required to have their Driver's License and License Plate numbers on file in the main office.
Mobile Devices (including cell phones)
Students at McBee High School are not allowed to use mobile devices (including cell phones) without permission from staff during the school day. All devices should be off and out of sight. Students are not allowed to have headphones, ear buds, etc. unless they have received permission from staff or during their designated time (lunch) and area (cafeteria, outside and canteen). Students that violate these policies will have their devices confiscated. Excessive referrals will result in detention and/or suspension.
- 1st offense – warning – student may pick up device at the end of the school day.
- 2nd offense – parent may pick up device at the end of the school day.
- 3rd offense – device is kept for one week and student may pick it up at the end of the week.
- 4th offense – device is kept for one week and parent must pick it up and sign a contract stating that they have been informed and understand what happens if there is a 5th offense.
- 5th offense – device will be kept for the remainder of the school year.
The Board of Trustees recognizes that students have the right to regulate their personal appearance. However, the board reserves the right to bar from school those students whose personal appearance is disruptive or distracting to the educational process and orderly operation of the school.
Students are expected to be clean and neat each day during school hours. Shoes must be worn at all times. Proper undergarments must be worn at all times. Girls’ dresses and skirts must be no shorter than the kneecap. Clothing on the upper body must completely cover the shoulder with only the arms exposed. All attire must have proper fit. Loose fitting Bermuda shorts or shorts will be permitted. No spandex shorts, biker shorts, gym shorts, tennis shorts, jogging shorts, or running shorts will be allowed.
Some examples of unacceptable attire include the following:
- Netted jersey tops without an undershirt
- Open back dresses or shirts
- Sheer dresses or shirts
- Open midriff shirts
- Tank tops
- Leotards, tights
- Skin-tight clothing
- Sagging pants
Suggestive writing on articles of clothing concerning alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or sex is prohibited.
Judgment of questionable dress will be made on a case-by-case basis. Any clothing deemed by the administration unacceptable or disruptive to the educational process may be prohibited. Any student improperly dressed at school can be suspended immediately until acceptable attire is worn.
Any student wearing shorts that do not meet the criteria outlined above and require a change of clothes, will be warned for the first offense in addition to being required to change clothes. Any subsequent violation will result in the student’s privilege to wear any shorts being revoked for the remainder of the school year.
Students are expected to attend school each day. The school year consists of 180 days for students. According to chesterfield County School District students are allowed 10 days per school year. This includes excused, unexcused, medical, and/or parent note. All excuses must be turned in within 5 days upon student arrival back to school.
McBee High School accepts (3) parent notes per school year (parent note only can cover 1 day)
All medical excuses must have Administration approval.
If the student misses 10 consecutive unexcused days, the student shall be dropped from membership according to S. C. Code 59-63-20, also course/class will be awarded or denied based on attendance in that class. Pg. 4 in student handbook.
In high schools, credit will be denied in courses when a student accumulates an excess of five (5) absences in a semester long-class (this includes 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th periods for students in grades 9-12) or ten (10) absences in a year-long class (this includes all core classes in grades 6-8 and 3rd period for students in grades 9-12).
High school credit for a course/class will be awarded or denied based on attendance in that class.
According to SC Law regular school attendance is required from the school year in which a child is 5 yrs. of age before September 1st until the child is 17 or graduates high school. Depending on the varying levels of attendance/truant behavior depends on the surrounding circumstances. The levels are:
Truant-3 consecutive unexcused absences or 5 total unexcused absences. Meeting with Administration.
Habitual Truant-child at least 12 but not yet 17 with 7 or more unexcused absences. Child name sent to District Office.
Chronic Truant- child at least 12 but not yet 17 with 10 or more unexcused absences. Letter sent to parent from District Office, Meeting at District Office, and or Court
|If your child misses...
|And over 13 years of schooling that's...
|1 day every two weeks
|20 days per year
|4 weeks per year
|Nearly 1½ years
|1 day per week
|40 days per year
|8 weeks per year
|Over 2½ years
|2 days per week
|80 days per year
|16 weeks per year
|Over 5 years
|3 days per week
|120 days per year
|24 weeks per year
|Nearly 8 years
1 - 3: Warning
4 - 7: 30 minutes after-school detention
8-11: 1 hour after-school detention
12 - 15: 1 day of ISS
16 or more: 1 day of OSS
Parking & Drop-Off Procedures
- All students and drop-off drivers enter campus on 10th Street.
- Student driver enter student parking; drop off continues to Juniper Avenue. Turn onto Juniper on signal from school personnel.
- Turn onto Juniper Avenue, form two (2) lines for drop off. (Note: this utilizes the emergency lane and 1 thru-traffic lane. This is not a one-way street; accessibility in the opposite direction must remain.)
- At signal from school personnel, merge to one lane and exit rear of the school on Juniper Avenue.
- Pick-up drivers line up on 10th Street. On signal from school personnel, turn onto Juniper Avenue in one (1) line (in the emergency lane).
- Student drivers turn right out of the parking lot and exit on 10th Street. DO NOT turn towards the school!